Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
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Whether you are about to marry or you are already wedded, taking legal measures to protect your interests can help you individually and as a couple. More and more people are choosing to use either a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement to guard individual assets and avoid unnecessary arguments in the event of a divorce. If you are interested in creating an agreement for you and your fiancé or spouse, contact our family law attorneys at Powell, Jackman, Stevens & Ricciardi, P.A.
Our lawyers have the legal skills and knowledge you need to ensure your documents are properly drafted and your agreement is lawfully established. At Powell, Jackman, Stevens & Ricciardi, P.A., we are committed to our clients and we provide personal attention to every couple and individual who comes to us with a legal need. With over 70 years of combined experience, our firm can create a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement to suit your specific needs.
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What is a prenuptial agreement?
Prenuptial agreements are for couples who intend to be married and wish to define their rights, obligations, and assets during the marriage. This agreement can also outline the rights and obligations of each party after the marriage is dissolved if such an event should ever take place. In the event of divorce, a detailed prenuptial agreement can help avoid emotionally draining, expensive, and lengthy legal battles by having a pre-established outline of how assets should be divided.
With the help of an experienced attorney, a prenuptial agreement can see to the following:
- Determine the financial responsibilities of each party, including debts, asset management, expenses, etc.
- Define the ownership of certain properties during the marriage and in the event of divorce
- Outline the distribution of property and funds in the event of divorce or death
- Define parenting responsibilities and child support in the event of divorce
What is a postnuptial agreement?
Similarly to a prenuptial agreement, a postnuptial agreement will also establish the rights of each party during the marriage and in the event of a divorce. The postnuptial agreement must be established between a legally married couple, and can also be used in anticipation of divorce. For example, if a couple knows they will be divorcing soon they may use a postnuptial agreement to amicably establish the division of assets, alimony agreements, child custody agreement, and so on. If used in anticipation of divorce, the document may also be referred to as a separation agreement.
Florida prenuptial and postnuptial Agreements
In the state of Florida, both prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are honored as contracts to protect the assets of individuals and couples in a married unit. These documents may also be used to avoid probate and may be acknowledged as legally binding in conjunction with a will, trust, or another document that also carries out the provisions of the prenuptial or postnuptial agreement.
Despite the state’s law that these documents be received as legally binding, they are sometimes contested, especially in the event of divorce. To protect yourself and your assets, the best thing to do is see an experienced attorney at Powell, Jackman, Stevens & Ricciardi, P.A. to ensure your documents are drawn up properly.
Our Fort Myers lawyers can help.
If you need help establishing a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, our firm can help. Whether you wish to protect your assets and establish your rights before entering a marriage, or you wish to guard your property in anticipation of a divorce, our attorneys can establish a document for you.
Contact Powell, Jackman, Stevens & Ricciardi, P.A. to discuss your prenuptial or postnuptial agreement needs. We have services in Spanish!